Saturday: June CTC – 30R24

Friday:  “Rest Day”.  Flew to San Diego in the morning, and back on the red eye.  I arrived at 7:00AM.  Drove home and slept until around 10:30.

A little after 2, after doing some domestic chores, I found time for an erg session.  The month is passing and I hadn’t made an attempt at the Cross Team Challenge.

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I started with a 2K warmup, with 3 bursts of 20 strokes each near my target pace and rate.

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Then it was onto the main event.  I felt like an 8K target was about right.  Maybe a bit aggressive since I haven’t been doing much erging and very hard distance work, but I would have felt bad doing less.

I turned out to be doable.  I was a bit fast through the first half, and I needed to bleed off a bit of pace to keep from blowing up in the second.  It was very close to a maximal effort.

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I took 721 strokes exactly, according to the painsled file.

Then a 2K cool down

Mission accomplished.

Tomorrow:  Steady State OTW